Paint Creek Trail Receives Iron Belle Trail Grant! DNR awards $515,000 in local funding for projects along Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail Nearly 30 projects spread across 18 different counties will share $515,000 in local funding to push forward trail enhancement projects and connections along Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail. In an effort to leverage funding to advance progress toward completion of this statewide trail, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has awarded $515,000 in local funding to 28 communities to help develop and enhance it. Funded projects were eligible to receive up to $30,000 for trail enhancement projects including feasibility…
Trail Closure Update: The Paint Creek Trail will be OPEN today and tomorrow. The tree removal work scheduled for today has been postponed until Thursday, March 22 and Friday, March 23. We will post a reminder later in the week.
Trail Closure Notice: The trail is tentatively scheduled to be closed to thru traffic at Bridge 33.7 (between Dutton and Silverbell) on Monday, March 19, 2018 and possibly Tuesday, March 20, 2018. A tree service company will be on site removing 22 trees near the bridge, in preparation for the bridge replacement in June. Please plan your visit to the trail accordingly. We will post more information as it becomes available.
Paint Creek Trail is scheduled for two major construction projects in 2018. Bridge 33.7, which is located on the trail between Dutton and Silver Bell Roads, is scheduled to be replaced. This $750,000 project, which is being funded by a $300,0000 Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Grant, a $300,000 Federal Transportation Alternatives Program grant, and a $150,000 cash match from Oakland Township Parks and Recreation, is scheduled to start in late Spring or early Summer 2018. The Paint Creek Trail will be completely closed to thru traffic for 60-90 days. Unfortunately, there is no detour. You will be able to use…
The repairs to the dam began. The temporary dams are in place, and there is no threat of the dam breaking. Work will continue thru mid September.
MDOT and Village of Lake Orion are performing emergency repairs to the Paint Creek dam under the M-24 bridge INSPECTION START DATE: Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 9 a.m. REPAIRS START DATE: Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 9 a.m. REPAIRS COMPLETED: Mid-Late Sept. 2017 EMERGENCY REPAIRS: Out of an abundance of caution, the Michigan Department of Transportation and Village of Lake Orion are performing emergency repairs to the dam under M-24 (Broadway Street). Beginning at 9 a.m. today, complete and detailed underwater inspections will be performed to the M-24 bridge and Paint Creek Dam. Repairs will begin Saturday morning with the installation of…
Trail Conditions Report: Surface in great condition; we’ve been busy filling “chipmunk” holes. Great day for the trail!
The Trail is very muddy, with some ponding in locations. We recommend waiting for a drier day, as it is not conducive to cycling or running.
Trail Condition Update: A trail user ran from the Duck Pond in Rochester to just past Dutton in Oakland Township this morning and the trail is about 60% covered in ICE. It was not crazy slippery but, rough and thick ice. There was a down tree crossing the trail just before Dutton. The runners tried moving it but was only able to angle it to not cover the whole trail. Rochester Hills has been advised of the down tree.
The Trail is now completely open. However, crews and heavy equipment are still on site between Silver Bell and Gallagher working on a streambank stabilization project. Trail access is maintained, but please use caution while in the area.